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Chicago Marathon 2012 Race Recap

It’s just a couple of days after the Chicago Marathon and it almost doesn’t seem real.  I’ve probably said a dozen times already… I can’t believe it’s over!  My stiff legs, unpacked luggage, and super cool medal are good reminders of the amazing adventure though.   It’s a day I will never forget! It all starts [...]

Chicago Marathon – I did it!

Today I ran the Chicago Marathon and became a "Marathoner."  The day has been one giant blur of crazy emotions from fear, elation, pure joy and just a little disappointment.  I laughed and cried and did something I once thought was impossible.  It was worth every step... even the super painful ones near the end. [...]

Chicago Marathon– It’s On! {Expo & Touring Chicago}

Hello from windy & cold Chicago! We've had a fun couple of days getting ready for the big event tomorrow. We arrived Friday morning before sunrise.  The early direct flight from the Asheville airport is awesome and makes this such a quick trip.  I highly recommend it.              Well, hello tall buildings! After we landed in Chicago, [...]

Last Minute Marathon Preps

Oh my goodness!  There are only two days between now and the marathon!  For the longest time it was this crazy thing that was so far off on the calendar.   But now it’s very real and it’s time to get ready to go to Chicago.  I can’t believe it’s finally here. It’s been a very [...]

Marathon Monday! Advice and Tips from Marathoners – Part 4

After a nice relaxing weekend, It’s time to focus on the big weekend race.  Look what I got! These people say I signed up to run 26.2 miles on Sunday. That’s nuts. Did I really do that? The dogs are thrilled, but they haven’t figured out that they aren’t going yet. Hey Mom, I know [...]

Pinehurst Trip– Marathon Worries

My husband is on a board for everything.  He’s on the Mission Hospital board, ones at the local universities, ones for the professional organizations he’s involved in.  I am so proud of his involvement in the community. One of the boards he serves on is on a state level and meets twice a year at [...]

Marathon Monday! Advice and Tips from Marathoners- Part 3

It’s under two weeks until the Chicago Marathon and I’m resting.  Turns out my sore hips were actually a strained gluteal muscle.  Yes, a strained butt.  The doctor said it’s a minor problem and I’ll be fine for the race.  I just need to make sure I don’t make it worse and give it some [...]